Fill your bowl to the brim
and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife
and it will blunt.
Chase after money and security
and your heart will never unclench.
Care about people’s approval
and you will be their prisoner.
Do your work, then step back.
The only path to serenity.
Tao Te Ching v9
I embrace life by focusing on the present moment.
Technology leads me to engage in multiple activities at once. I may eat while watching TV; talk on the phone while walking in the woods; or check my email while having lunch with a friend. Multitasking keeps me from being fully present in each activity. It may leave me feeling disconnected.
To restore harmony I practice mindfulness—the art of focusing attention on the present moment. When I eat, I savor every bite and enjoy different textures and flavors. In nature, I listen to the sounds of birds singing and notice the beauty of the landscape. I engage fully in conversations and listen with empathy. If my thoughts wander, I gently bring them back to this moment. Mindfully awake, I embrace my connection with Life.
He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul.—Psalm 23:2-3
God is the only goal I have today.
The way to God is through forgiveness here. There is no other way. If sin had not been cherished by the mind, what need would there have been to find the way to where you are? Who would still be uncertain? Who could be unsure of who he is? And who would yet remain asleep, in heavy clouds of doubt about the holiness of him whom God created sinless? Here we can but dream. But we can dream we have forgiven him in whom all sin remains impossible, and it is this we choose to dream today. God is our goal; forgiveness is the means by which our minds return to Him at last.
And so, our Father, would we come to You in Your appointed way. We have no goal except to hear Your Voice, and find the way Your sacred Word has pointed out to us.
A Course In Miracles ~ 256
. . . Bears No Resentment
Blessed Are The Meek
Trust in God and have faith. If you know you have been rebellious, ask humbly for forgiveness, and then be kind and loving. Remember that this is man’s only freewill choice – not whether he shall go this way or that way, but whether he shall on the one hand accept his experiences with true love and humility, or whether he will be rebellious and angry, and full of tortuous emotion. Seek to grow the Christ-manhood.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle